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@MattyIce

Atlanta, GA Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 week, 1 day ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Delta Dusters

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  • I run because:

    I want to visit every state, drink at their breweries, and push my body. Running is a great enabler for all three.

My Races

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Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Hilton Head, SC Feb 8, 2020 3:52:54

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Boise, ID Sep 18, 2021
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 17, 2021
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 6, 2021
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE 2021

Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 24, 2021 4:08:57
Marathon Hilton Head, SC Feb 8, 2020 3:52:54
Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 14, 2019 4:12:56
Marathon Minneapolis, MN Oct 5, 2019 4:17:43
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2019 4:29:26
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 10, 2018 5:06:32

My Raves

First time in Louisville and running the race. Deferred registration from 2020, first non-virtual marathon since last February. Overall I really enjoyed the race and the city. Event staff were … MORE

First time in Louisville and running the race. Deferred registration from 2020, first non-virtual marathon since last February.

Overall I really enjoyed the race and the city. Event staff were responsive over email which was helpful for me coming in from out of town. Same-day packet pickup was a breeze. Course was very well marked and self-serve water was available throughout the day. Really nice scenic trail on basically a levy on the Indiana side of the river.

Only complaint would be for a “Kentucky Derby” marathon I felt like it was Kentucky and Derby in name only. Maybe it was different in non-COVID years. Also kind of funny that only 10 of the 26.2 miles are in KY…rest is Jefferson/ New Albany IN.

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Hilton Head is near and dear to my heart. There are probably better races in SC to check the state off, but I vacation here a lot and was married … MORE

Hilton Head is near and dear to my heart. There are probably better races in SC to check the state off, but I vacation here a lot and was married on the beach in Palmetto Dunes.

It’s not a challenging race, very flat and a decent amount of water stations. The course is not thrilling as others have commented– a lot of highway and a bit of repeat over the same few bridges. I am not sure why they don’t block off some of the more iconic parts of the island, maybe too much of a hassle to redirect traffic. It’s worth saying February in HHI is some of the best weather for running I’ve ever enjoyed. Brisk in the morning and warms up to a comfortable temperature by noon. This was my 5th marathon and I easily PR’d at sub-4 hours, a huge accomplishment for me and hardly challenging at all with the elevation/ climate.

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Not a highly challenging run. Lots of aid stations with water and Gatorade at each one, GU was given 4-5 times. Not a lot of scenery until about halfway through … MORE

Not a highly challenging run. Lots of aid stations with water and Gatorade at each one, GU was given 4-5 times. Not a lot of scenery until about halfway through the marathon. The space center and gardens are cool, everything before and after is suburban.

Only complaint is at the halfway point of the marathon I guess they open the floodgates for the half marathon. I was baffled when I turned the corner and there were suddenly several hundred people around and in front of me. Pretty distracting, but It didn’t bother me that much.

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Lived up to its namesake at the most beautiful urban marathon. I really enjoyed running in and around the neighborhoods and lakes. Well structured course that lands you in St. … MORE

Lived up to its namesake at the most beautiful urban marathon. I really enjoyed running in and around the neighborhoods and lakes. Well structured course that lands you in St. Paul at the end.

Excellent community support and enthusiasm throughout. I did well for this one and just had a really nice time experiencing Minneapolis.

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My first ever marathon. I did horribly, but finished. Very scenic and well organized. Weather was lovely and cooperative. It was easy to get to the race and a lot … MORE

My first ever marathon. I did horribly, but finished. Very scenic and well organized. Weather was lovely and cooperative. It was easy to get to the race and a lot of work clearly went into the post-race activities and hospitality. Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction race for marathoning.

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